My name is Penny Craft and I am originally from New Jersey where I met my husband, Dave while we were both in high school. I am the proud mom of 3 intelligent, respectful and hardworking men and a grandmother to 3 beautiful grandchildren. While my husband is the new track promoter at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, we moved to Gothenburg because I fell in love with the town the second we turned down Lake Avenue. Now I get to work within a community that I’m starting to feel a part of and am excited to be a member of this amazing team.
You never know exactly what can help someone who is fighting cancer long term, but comfort items definitely can’t hurt. This fall, Lyndi Miller and Mary Harbur are sponsoring a Chemo Comfort Tote Drive where the public can donate to fill a tote full of items such as lip balm, unscented lotion, gum, blankets, games, water bottles, etc. for people fighting cancer. 40 dollars fills one tote. If you decide to sponsor a tote you will be invited to a celebration and tote-filling party.
In 2016, the last year of the Obama administration, 3,853 federal regulations were issued. While some regulations, such as those explaining how the executive branch will implement new laws or setting how much Medicare pays medical providers each year, are necessary, many merely pile new bureaucracy onto old in an effort to micromanage our nation from Washington. Fortunately, Congress has a mechanism to provide expedited consideration of disapproving of overreaching regulations, and in 2017 we passed and President Trump signed into law 14 bills repealing many of the most egregious overreaches of the outgoing Obama administration. The Trump Administration has also rolled back many of these regulations, such as Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, which we could not repeal legislatively because the resolutions were vetoed by President Obama.